Q&A: Chris Strawson Account and new business manager, DPS Digital

Jo Francis
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Chris is 44 years old and has spent 27 years in the print trade. He’s single and loves entertaining, running, going to the gym and cooking.

What is your nickname? 

Straws

Why did you get into printing? 

I loved art at school, then started getting into photography, had a short-lived job at a photography company and then ended up in print…

What would be your dream job? 

Helping with the marketing and print for Glastonbury 

Who would play you in a movie about your life? 

Daniel Craig 

What is your dream bit of kit?

As we’re doing more bespoke work maybe a Heidelberg Powermatrix so we could have some fun die-cutting

What is your favourite film? 

The Empire Strikes Back 

Sweet or savoury?

Savoury every time 

Who or what do you hate the most?

Littering or fly tipping 

Who do you admire most in the industry? 

Matt Savage, the boss at DPS Digital 

What is your favourite saying? 

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink 

What is your favourite album? 

Park Life by Blur 

What is your favourite book?

The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters 

What is the strangest job you’ve ever done?

Cleaning out sheds on a mushroom farm 

Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with? 

Adele

What piece of kit would you like to see invented?

A printing machine that could take out typos 

Which celebrity would you like to get out of here? Why? 

Piers Morgan, over opinionated and rude

Most embarrassing moment?

Tipping brown sauce all over myself in a busy restaurant in Cyprus 

Where would you like to be right now? 

South of France sipping wine 

What’s your worst fashion disaster?

A bad perm in the 90s 

Who would be your favourite party guests?

Elton John, David Attenborough, the Spice Girls and Madonna 

Where would you go if you could time-travel? 

Back to school to try harder

What was your childhood obsession?

The Muppet Show 

What was the best business deal that you’ve pulled off? 

A small reply to a tweet ended up as £20k of print six months later 

What advice would you give to your teenage self?

Love yourself first and everything else falls into place

How would you like to be remembered? 

Worked hard, played harder 

Life is…? 

Too important to be taken seriously 

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